Easter Island Calls For Return Of Sacred Artifact From British Museum | NBC Nightly News


FROM FORMER COLONIES, THERE’S NOW A GROWING MOVEMENT TO BRING THEM THERE’S NOW A GROWING MOVEMENT TO BRING THEM BACK. MOVEMENT TO BRING THEM BACK. LUCY KAFANOV HAS THE BACK. LUCY KAFANOV HAS THE STORY. LUCY KAFANOV HAS THE STORY.>>Reporter: IN THE STORY.>>Reporter: IN THE MIDST OF THE SOUTH>>Reporter: IN THE MIDST OF THE SOUTH PACIFIC ON ONE OF THE MIDST OF THE SOUTH PACIFIC ON ONE OF THE MOST REMOTE ISLANDS ON PACIFIC ON ONE OF THE MOST REMOTE ISLANDS ON EARTH, THE INDIGENOUS MOST REMOTE ISLANDS ON EARTH, THE INDIGENOUS PEOPLE BELIEVED THE EARTH, THE INDIGENOUS PEOPLE BELIEVED THE STATUES CARRIED THE PEOPLE BELIEVED THE STATUES CARRIED THE SPIRIT OF ANCESTORS, STATUES CARRIED THE SPIRIT OF ANCESTORS, BUT IN 1868 ONE WAS SPIRIT OF ANCESTORS, BUT IN 1868 ONE WAS PLUNDERED, SHIPPED TO BUT IN 1868 ONE WAS PLUNDERED, SHIPPED TO LONDON, INSTALLED AT PLUNDERED, SHIPPED TO LONDON, INSTALLED AT THE BRITISH MUSEUM. LONDON, INSTALLED AT THE BRITISH MUSEUM. NOW, EASTER ISLAND’S THE BRITISH MUSEUM. NOW, EASTER ISLAND’S PEOPLE ARE BEGGING FOR NOW, EASTER ISLAND’S PEOPLE ARE BEGGING FOR ITS RETURN. PEOPLE ARE BEGGING FOR ITS RETURN. EVEN IF TEMPORARY. ITS RETURN. EVEN IF TEMPORARY.>>YOU HAVE TAKE — EVEN IF TEMPORARY.>>YOU HAVE TAKE — KEEPING HIM FOR 150>>YOU HAVE TAKE — KEEPING HIM FOR 150 YEARS. KEEPING HIM FOR 150 YEARS. JUST GIVE US SOME YEARS. JUST GIVE US SOME MONTHS THAT WE CAN JUST GIVE US SOME MONTHS THAT WE CAN HAVE HIM. MONTHS THAT WE CAN HAVE HIM.>>WESTERN CAPITALS HAVE HIM.>>WESTERN CAPITALS ARE FULL OF TREASURES,>>WESTERN CAPITALS ARE FULL OF TREASURES, LIKE THIS OBELISK. ARE FULL OF TREASURES, LIKE THIS OBELISK. IT’S TWIN STANDS IN LIKE THIS OBELISK. IT’S TWIN STANDS IN NEW YORK. IT’S TWIN STANDS IN NEW YORK.>>ANY ARTIFACT THAT NEW YORK.>>ANY ARTIFACT THAT LEFT EGYPT IN AN>>ANY ARTIFACT THAT LEFT EGYPT IN AN ILLEGAL OR DUBIOUS WAY LEFT EGYPT IN AN ILLEGAL OR DUBIOUS WAY SHOULD BE RETURNED TO ILLEGAL OR DUBIOUS WAY SHOULD BE RETURNED TO EGYPT. SHOULD BE RETURNED TO EGYPT.>>GREECE HAS LONG EGYPT.>>GREECE HAS LONG BATTLED BRITAIN TO>>GREECE HAS LONG BATTLED BRITAIN TO RETURN THE ELGIN BATTLED BRITAIN TO RETURN THE ELGIN MARBLES TO THE PAR RETURN THE ELGIN MARBLES TO THE PAR THAT NONE. MARBLES TO THE PAR THAT NONE. IN SOME CASES, THE THAT NONE. IN SOME CASES, THE PRESSURE HAS WORKED. IN SOME CASES, THE PRESSURE HAS WORKED. FRANCE IS GIVING BACK PRESSURE HAS WORKED. FRANCE IS GIVING BACK 26 PIECES OF AFRICAN FRANCE IS GIVING BACK 26 PIECES OF AFRICAN ART SEIZED FROM FORMER 26 PIECES OF AFRICAN ART SEIZED FROM FORMER COLONIES. ART SEIZED FROM FORMER COLONIES. SOME ARGUE THESE COLONIES. SOME ARGUE THESE PRICELESS TREASURES SOME ARGUE THESE PRICELESS TREASURES ARE SAFER IN THE WEST. PRICELESS TREASURES ARE SAFER IN THE WEST. IN IRAQ AND SYRIA, ARE SAFER IN THE WEST. IN IRAQ AND SYRIA, ISIS OBLITERATED IN IRAQ AND SYRIA, ISIS OBLITERATED HISTORY, WAGING A WAR ISIS OBLITERATED HISTORY, WAGING A WAR ON ART, FORCING THE HISTORY, WAGING A WAR ON ART, FORCING THE WORLD TO WATCH. ON ART, FORCING THE WORLD TO WATCH. WE WERE IN NIMRUD WORLD TO WATCH. WE WERE IN NIMRUD AFTER IRAQI FORCES WE WERE IN NIMRUD AFTER IRAQI FORCES LIBERATED THE ANCIENT AFTER IRAQI FORCES LIBERATED THE ANCIENT CITY, PRESERVED FOR LIBERATED THE ANCIENT CITY, PRESERVED FOR CENTURIES, NOW IN CITY, PRESERVED FOR CENTURIES, NOW IN RUINS. CENTURIES, NOW IN RUINS.>>THE ARGUMENT FOR RUINS.>>THE ARGUMENT FOR KEEPING ARTIFACTS>>THE ARGUMENT FOR KEEPING ARTIFACTS WHERE THEY ARE IS SO KEEPING ARTIFACTS WHERE THEY ARE IS SO WE CAN BEST UNDERSTAND WHERE THEY ARE IS SO WE CAN BEST UNDERSTAND THEM. WE CAN BEST UNDERSTAND THEM.>>EASTER ISLAND’S THEM.>>EASTER ISLAND’S PAST HAS BEEN OPEN TO>>EASTER ISLAND’S PAST HAS BEEN OPEN TO MILLIONS OF BRITISH PAST HAS BEEN OPEN TO MILLIONS OF BRITISH MUSEUM VISITORS.

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